The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum (http://www.arbnet.org/arboretum-accreditation.html) has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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Obituaries

Mary Abbot, 85
Born: Tuesday, October 29, 1929
Died: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Donald Harkins, Sr., 77
Born: Tuesday, August 10, 1937
Died: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

John Jarczyk, 51
Born: Tuesday, March 03, 1964
Died: Monday, April 20, 2015

Tina Carpenter, 42
Born: Monday, January 22, 1973
Died: Sunday, April 19, 2015

Jack "Donald" Parcell, 85
Born: Monday, February 03, 1930
Died: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Upcoming Events

Apr 28Grief to Peace / Tri County
May 02Early Morning Bird Walk
May 02NEW DATE - BULB PULLING
May 02Weekend Walkabout / May
May 042016 Calendar Contest
May 06Public Tram Tour May
May 08National Public Gardens Day
May 10Mother's Day
May 17May Public Tram Tour
May 17Public Tram Tour 5/17